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Green Party Catch Up w/ James Shaw: 29th of November 2023

Green Party Catch Up w/ James Shaw: 29th of November 2023 Green Party Catch Up w/ James Shaw: 29th of November 2023, 30.54 MB
Wed 29 Nov 2023

For our weekly catch up with the Green Party Rawan spoke with Party Co-Leader James Shaw about some of the issues they have recently voiced concerns about.

First off Rawan asked about their push for progress on protection around the Hauraki Gulf. Earlier this week the green party wrote to the incoming government, to call for the progression without delay of the Hauraki Gulf/Tīkapa Moana Marine Protection Bill. James also spoke about the importance of this bill and the need for ocean protection in the Hauraki gulf.

They then discussed the party’s recent petition to save the oil and gas ban, which the new government plans to lift. James spoke about the pressing need for banning oil and gas exploration and what the alternative options are.

Finally Rawan asked about the party’s stance on the new government's changes to the smoke free legislations and what this could mean for New Zealanders.

Fossil Fuel Non Proliferation Treaty w/ Hinauri Apa-Fepulea’i: November 29th, 2023

Fossil Fuel Non Proliferation Treaty w/ Hinauri Apa-Fepulea’i: November 29th, 2023 Fossil Fuel Non Proliferation Treaty w/ Hinauri Apa-Fepulea’i: November 29th, 2023, 12.36 MB
Wed 29 Nov 2023

This Week on Get Action!, Olivia spoke with Hinauri Apa-Fepulea’i, about her team’s Fossil Fuel Non Proliferation Treaty, which calls for the Government to phase out fossil fuel usage and production, as well as preventing new coal, oil, and gas developments. 

Hinauri discussed why this treaty is important, the three pillars of the treaty, and where people can go to learn more, and support this cause.

Health Impact of Smoke Free Legislation Changes w/ ARFNZ CEO Letitia Harding: 29th November 2023

Health Impact of Smoke Free Legislation Changes w/ ARFNZ CEO Letitia Harding: 29th November 2023 Health Impact of Smoke Free Legislation Changes w/ ARFNZ CEO Letitia Harding: 29th November 2023, 16.42 MB
Wed 29 Nov 2023

Earlier this week the new National ACT and NZ First government announced that in order to fund Nationals promised tax cuts they will be making changes to the Smoke free Legislation.

This includes revoking the ban on the sale of cigarettes to future generations, reducing nicotine levels and limiting the number of tobacco retailers.

Many organisations have come forward to express their concern about this change including the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation New Zealand. 

This morning Rawan spoke with the foundation’s CEO, Letitia Harding about the negative health impacts of this change, National’s claim that the legislation would lead to a growth in the black market and what we need to do to protect Aotearoa’s youth from lung and heart disease.

Elder Abuse w/ Hanny Naus: November 29th, 2023

Elder Abuse w/ Hanny Naus: November 29th, 2023 Elder Abuse w/ Hanny Naus: November 29th, 2023, 21.79 MB
Wed 29 Nov 2023

Elder Abuse is misunderstood, and difficult to spot, with many common forms often going unnoticed. These include psychological and financial abuse, as well as the more talked about physical elder abuse.  

Olivia talked to Age Concern New Zealand’s Educator of Elder Abuse and Neglect, Hanny Naus about this issue. Hanny discussed the means of identifying possible abuse, and what people can do if they do suspect it. 

Drink Different Promotion w/ Neil Pollett: November 28, 2023

Drink Different Promotion w/ Neil Pollett: November 28, 2023 Drink Different Promotion w/ Neil Pollett: November 28, 2023, 13.64 MB
Tue 28 Nov 2023

From November 1st to November 30th, Green Bottle and Auckland Council are running Drink Different, a promotion that encourages the public to participate in a survey about reusing glass bottles in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Beth spoke to Founder and Director of Green Bottle NZ Neil Pollett about Drink Different, and how Green Bottle hopes to inform change in the way that Tāmaki Makaurau thinks about and gets rid of their glass bottles.

Keeping pressure on the new government w/ New Zealand Nurses' Organisation spokesperson Kerri Nuku: November 28, 2023

Keeping pressure on the new government w/ New Zealand Nurses' Organisation spokesperson Kerri Nuku: November 28, 2023 Keeping pressure on the new government w/ New Zealand Nurses' Organisation spokesperson Kerri Nuku: November 28, 2023, 15.76 MB
Tue 28 Nov 2023

New Health Minister Dr Shane Reti has expressed his desire to remedy staff shortages and unsafe working conditions for Nurses.

As a part of this Dr Reti met with union representatives across the health sector hours after being sworn in.

Nicholas spoke to Kerri Nuku, Spokesperson for the New Zealand Nurses Organisation about what they want from the new Government.

Nicholas started by asking for details regarding the current agreement the New Zealand Nurses organisation has with the Government.

 

What's Up w/ Dr Shane Reti: November 28, 2023

What's Up w/ Dr Shane Reti: November 28, 2023 What's Up w/ Dr Shane Reti: November 28, 2023, 21.25 MB
Tue 28 Nov 2023

This week for our catchup with Dr Reti, the discussion centred around the National Party’s commitment to repeal Labour’s smokefree 2025 plan.

As a part of their coalition agreement the National Party agreed to scrap legislation that would have reportedly saved thousands of lives as well as saving the New Zealand healthcare system 1.3 billion dollars over 20 years. 

The discussion began with questions regarding Dr Reti’s new ministerial appointments including his appointment as the minister for pacific peoples.

Nicholas began by asking him what his top priorities are in that portfolio.

Feral Pigeons, should we be concerned? w Ian Mclean: November 28, 2023

Feral Pigeons, should we be concerned? w/ Ian Mclean: November 28, 2023 Feral Pigeons, should we be concerned? w/ Ian Mclean: November 28, 2023, 19.57 MB
Tue 28 Nov 2023

Feral and unashamed, pigeons are the hallmark of any great city.

But the line between urban legend and rat with wings is blurred, leaving the pigeon an animal of mystery and intrigue. 

Once domesticated pets, pigeons now roam the streets as one of the biggest birds on the block.

It is estimated that there are between 250 to 400 million feral pigeons globally, raising the question: are there too many?

Sofia spoke to bird connoisseur and Auckland Regional Representative for Birds New Zealand, Ian Mclean, for insight into the complex existence of feral pigeons.

The Wire w/ Nicholas: 28 November, 2023

The Wire w/ Nicholas: 28 November, 2023 The Wire w/ Nicholas: 28 November, 2023, 109.85 MB
Tue 28 Nov 2023

For our weekly segment, Nicholas  caught up with the National Party’s Dr Shane Reti. We spoke about the National’s plan to repeal the previous Labour Governments’ smokefree 2025 plan.

Nicholas also conducted a special report on the objectives outlined in Labour’s smokefree 2025 plan.

Producer Beth speaks to Founder and Director of Green Bottle NZ Neil Pollett about Drink Different an initiative Founder and Director of Green Bottle NZ Neil Pollett about Drink Different

Producer Lou Sue Garland, Donor Coordinator for Organ Donation New Zealand about organ donation thank you day.

Spike reports on protesters blockading the Ports of Auckland entrance to stop the entry of an Israeli-owned shipping vessel and its goods last week. 


Sofia spoke to Auckland Regional representative for Birds Aotearoa, Ian Mclean, about the complex history of the feral city pigeon. 

 

Organ donation thank you day w Sue Garland: November 28, 2023

Organ donation thank you day w Sue Garland: November 28, 2023 Organ donation thank you day w Sue Garland: November 28, 2023, 24.69 MB
Tue 28 Nov 2023

Last year alone, SIXTY THREE deceased organ donors, with support from whānau, donated organs following death, providing lifesaving kidney, liver, lung, heart or pancreas transplants for ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY FOUR kiwis.

On Thursday, 30th November, Organ Donation New Zealand and organ donation recipients across the country will come together to say thanks to everyone involved in making organ donation possible.

Lou talked to Sue Garland, Donor Coordinator for Organ Donation New Zealand about this day further.